On December 3, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a suspicious vehicle in the area of Jarvis Miller Rd. and Mt. View Church Rd. in the Sophia area. Deputies collected photos provided by the complainants. The plate on the vehicle was determined to be fictitious and not associated with the vehicle on which it was displayed. Deputies were able to obtain surveillance footage from an area business in an attempt to locate the vehicle and suspects. Later in the evening, deputies were able to identify the driver as Jonathan Charles Toomes and located the vehicle on Caraway Mtn. Rd. Deputies discovered the vehicle was reported as stolen in Buncombe County. They were unable to locate Toomes during this time and charges were sought through the magistrate, who found probable cause to issue a warrant for felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle.
On December 12, 2022, Toomes was located and arrested in Onslow County where he was served the outstanding warrant. He was issued a $2,500 secured bond and a first appearance was set for December 15, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
Jonathan Charles Toomes